President Mnangagwa tours RGM airport expansion project

by | Sep 1, 2021 | Business | 0 comments


Hosia Mviringi


President Emmerson Mnangagwa will today tour the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport to assess progress on the expansion civil works currently underway.


The Civil works, being undertaken by China Jiangsu Construction Company, include refurbishment and expansion of the terminal buildings, aprons, four new air bridges, upgrade of ground lighting system and communication systems.


Initial upgrade works included the expansion of the runway to accommodate all sizes of aircraft equipment.


The upgrade include state of the art ambulances, fire fighting equipment, air traffic control systems, baggage handling systems and equipment, and universal towing vehicles.


After the tour, the President is expected have an appreciation of the progress of the expansion works which are being undertaken under the government’s infrastructure development cluster of the National Development Strategy 1 blueprint.


The expansion works which are being spearheaded by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastracture Development will see the country positioning itself as a transit hub for air transportation services in the SADC region.


Infrastructure upgrade has become top priority development agenda item for the Second Republic, as it has been identified as a stimulant for rapid economic growth as well as a facilitator for economic growth through ease of doing business.


Government funded civil works currently encompass expansion and rehabilitation of airports countrywide, road infrastructure upgrade and construction, dam construction, new power generation stations as well as upgrades, border post improvement, new parliament building and numerous irrigation expansion projects.